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Tag: American Lake

Aug.
5th

Man, 27, dies after being pulled from American Lake

The man who was pulled from American Lake early Saturday has died. He has been identified as 27-year-old Leuma Keke of Lakewood.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Emergency crews pulled a man from American Lake about 12:45 a.m. Saturday after he slipped under the water while swimming with friends.

The man, whose name wasn’t released, was taken to a hospital and was in grave condition, West Pierce Fire & Rescue reported. An update on his condition wasn’t available Saturday evening.

The man was in the swimming area at Harry Todd Park in Lakewood. When he didn’t surface, his friends called for help and

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July
9th

UPDATED: Swimmer drowns at American Lake

A 21-year-old Tacoma man apparently drowned Thursday night in American Lake, the Lakewood Fire Department reported.

Firefighters were called to the popular lake about 8:30 p.m. for a missing swimmer. A group had been boating on the water since late afternoon and called 911 when Zachery Berry didn’t return to shore, the Fire Department reported.

Berry had jumped from the boat in the afternoon to swim the 100 feet to shore. He was then going to return to the boat but never did.

“When he did not return, his friends started their own search,” the Fire Department reported.

Lakewood police

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